Gateway Practice-One Is Done

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Practice One for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park is now in the books. As expected, it was pretty much dominated by Chevy. Those in the know tell me that this track will behave a lot like Phoenix which, if you’ll recall, was also dominated by Chevy last April.

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Greetings From Gateway Motorsports Park

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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A very leisurely drive this morning turned into a nightmare once I arrived here. I know this ranks up there as a first-world problem, but the credential office where the parking passes are distributed to the media was an absolute clusterf***. Last week at Pocono, I walked in showed my ID, they retrieved an envelope and I was out in about 45 seconds. This took fifty minutes. And it wasn’t because I was just a lowly blogger. Robin Miller and Jim Ayello with the IndyStar were stuck in line with me. So, my first impression was not a great one.

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Gateway Preview

Posted in IndyCar on August 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Once again, I am on the road this morning on my way to a race track. Unlike last Friday where I ended up traveling over 900 miles from Nashville to Pocono via Indianapolis. This weekend is much more manageable. In fact, it started last night when I left work and drove to western Kentucky, where Susan has been working this week. I stayed with her last night and I’m now on my way to Gateway Motorsports Park, located just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis in Madison, IL. She will work today and join me at the track late this afternoon.

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Tony Kanaan Can Still Drive

Posted in IndyCar on August 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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This past weekend, we heard the news that many of us had long suspected when Tony Kanaan told Dave Furst, of the Advanced Auto Parts IndyCar Radio Network, that he will be a free-agent for 2018. He also made it clear to Furst and everyone listening that he fully intends to drive in 2018 and that he is not washed up. Count me as one who agrees with Kanaan.

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Random Thoughts On Pocono

Posted in IndyCar on August 21, 2017 by Oilpressure

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As I said yesterday in my post-race wrap-up, from where I was in Turn Two – the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway was a very good race. I may have missed in my prediction that it would be the best race of the season, but the last ten laps were pretty special.

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Pocono Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on August 20, 2017 by Oilpressure

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With such a long stretch of green flag racing in the first half of the race, I’m not sure how the production looked on television. What I can say is that from my vantage point, it seemed that they were running on the ragged edge. Being live at the track gives you more of a sense of speed than watching on the couch at home and you just have the sense that the drivers are only a wiggle away from stuffing a car into the fence.

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It’s Race Day At Pocono!

Posted in IndyCar on August 20, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Good morning from a sun-bathed Pocono Raceway! The temperature is a perfect 77-degrees and is not expected to not go much higher. There is not a cloud in the sky. No one in the local area can use weather as an excuse for not coming today.

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